New! View global litigation for patent families

US20100042150A1 - Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same - Google Patents

Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US20100042150A1
US20100042150A1 US12581492 US58149209A US2010042150A1 US 20100042150 A1 US20100042150 A1 US 20100042150A1 US 12581492 US12581492 US 12581492 US 58149209 A US58149209 A US 58149209A US 2010042150 A1 US2010042150 A1 US 2010042150A1
Authority
US
Grant status
Application
Patent type
Prior art keywords
device
fig
vertebrae
processes
includes
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Abandoned
Application number
US12581492
Inventor
Kent M. Anderson
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Warsaw Orthopedic Inc
Original Assignee
Warsaw Orthopedic Inc
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/56Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
    • A61B17/58Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws, setting implements or the like
    • A61B17/68Internal fixation devices, including fasteners and spinal fixators, even if a part thereof projects from the skin
    • A61B17/70Spinal positioners or stabilisers ; Bone stabilisers comprising fluid filler in an implant
    • A61B17/7062Devices acting on, attached to, or simulating the effect of, vertebral processes, vertebral facets or ribs ; Tools for such devices

Abstract

An interspinous prosthetic device for insertion between adjacent spinous processes includes an inner/core member having upper and lower surfaces and a resiliently compressible cushion extending around at least the upper and lower surfaces of the inner member. The cushion includes at least one outwardly facing concave surface for engaging one of the spinous processes. The inner member is relatively stiff compared to the cushion.

Description

  • [0001]
    This application is a divisional of application Ser. No. 11/095,214, filed Mar. 31, 2005, the disclosure of which is incorporated herein by reference.
  • BACKGROUND
  • [0002]
    The present invention relates to an intervertebral prosthetic device for stabilizing the human spine, and a method of manufacturing same.
  • [0003]
    Spinal discs that extend between adjacent vertebrae in vertebral columns of the human body provide critical support between the adjacent vertebrae. These discs can rupture, degenerate, and/or protrude by injury, degradation, disease, or the like to such a degree that the intervertebral space between adjacent vertebrae collapses as the disc loses at least a part of its support function, which can cause impingement of the nerve roots and severe pain.
  • [0004]
    In these cases, intervertebral prosthetic devices have been designed that can be implanted between the adjacent vertebrae, both anterior and posterior of the column to prevent the collapse of the intervertebral space between the adjacent vertebrae and thus stabilize the spine.
  • [0005]
    However, many of these devices are less than optimum from a wear and strength standpoint. Also, since they are relatively stiff, they cannot flex to better accommodate the vertebrae, and do not provide a sufficient amount of shock absorption.
  • SUMMARY
  • [0006]
    The intervertebral prosthetic device according to some embodiments of the invention overcomes the above deficiencies by providing increased wear, strength, and shock absorption, as well as a good fit with the anatomy.
  • [0007]
    Various embodiments of the invention may possess one or more of the above features and advantages, or provide one or more solutions to the above problems existing in the prior art.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0008]
    FIG. 1 is a side (lateral) elevational view of an adult human vertebral column.
  • [0009]
    FIG. 2 is a posterior elevational view of the column of FIG. 1.
  • [0010]
    FIG. 3 is an enlarged, front elevational view of one of the vertebrae of the column of FIGS. 1 and 2.
  • [0011]
    FIG. 4 is an isometric view of a portion of the column of FIGS. 1 and 2, including the lower three vertebrae of the column, and depicting an intervertebral prosthetic device according to an embodiment of the invention implanted between two adjacent vertebrae.
  • [0012]
    FIG. 5 is an enlarged isometric view of the prosthetic device of FIG. 4.
  • [0013]
    FIG. 6A is a view similar to that of FIG. 5, but depicting an alternate embodiment of the prosthetic device of FIG. 5.
  • [0014]
    FIG. 6B is an enlarged isometric view depicting an element of the device of FIG. 6A.
  • [0015]
    FIG. 7 is a view similar to that of FIG. 5, but depicting an alternate embodiment of the prosthetic device of FIG. 5.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • [0016]
    With reference to FIGS. 1 and 2, the reference numeral 10 refers, in general to a human vertebral column 10. The lower portion of the vertebral column 10 is shown and includes the lumbar region 12, the sacrum 14, and the coccyx 16. The flexible, soft portion of the vertebral column 10, which includes the thoracic region and the cervical region, is not shown.
  • [0017]
    The lumbar region 12 of the vertebral column 10 includes five vertebrae V1, V2, V3, V4 and V5 separated by intervertebral discs D1, D2, D3, and D4, with the disc D1 extending between the vertebrae V1 and V2, the disc D2 extending between the vertebrae V2 and V3, the disc D3 extending between the vertebrae V3 and V4, and the disc D4 extending between the vertebrae V4 and V5.
  • [0018]
    The sacrum 14 includes five fused vertebrae, one of which is a superior vertebra V6 separated from the vertebra V5 by a disc D5. The other four fused vertebrae of the sacrum 14 are referred to collectively as V7. A disc D6 separates the sacrum 14 from the coccyx 16 which includes four fused vertebrae (not referenced).
  • [0019]
    With reference to FIG. 3, the vertebra V5 includes two laminae 20 a and 20 b extending to either side (as viewed in FIG. 2) of a spinous process 22 that extends posteriorly from the juncture of the two laminae. Two transverse processes 24 a and 24 b extend laterally from the laminae 20 a and 20 b, respectively. Two articular processes 26 a and 26 b extend superiorly from the laminae 20 a and 20 b respectively, and two articular processes 28 a and 28 b extend inferiorly from the laminae 20 a and 20 b, respectively. The inferior articular processes 28 a and 28 b rest in the superior articular process of the vertebra V6 to form a facet joint. Since the other vertebrae V1-V4 are similar to the vertebra V5 they will not be described in detail.
  • [0020]
    Referring again to FIG. 2, the vertebra V6 of the sacrum 14 includes two laminae 30 a and 30 b extending to either side (as viewed in FIG. 2) of a median sacral crest, or spinous process, 32 a that extends posteriorly from the juncture of the two laminae. The vertebra V6 also includes a pair of sacral wings 36 a and 36 b that extend laterally from the laminae 30 a and 30 b, respectively. Four additional axially-spaced sacral crests, or spinous processes, 32 b-32 d, are associated with the fused vertebrae V7 of the sacrum 14 and extend inferiorly from the spinous process 32 a.
  • [0021]
    Referring to FIG. 4, it will be assumed that, for one or more of the reasons set forth above, the vertebrae V4 and V5 are not being adequately supported by the disc D4 and that it is therefore necessary to provide supplemental support and stabilization of these vertebrae. To this end, an intervertebral disc prosthetic device 40 according to an embodiment of the invention is implanted between the spinous processes 22 of the vertebrae V4 and V5.
  • [0022]
    The device 40 is shown in detail in FIG. 5 and includes an inner, hollow, endoskeleton, or frame, 42 of a relatively stiff and hard material, such as metal. The frame 42 is formed by two spaced, parallel members 42 a and 42 b, and two additional spaced, parallel, members 42 c and 42 d, extending perpendicularly to the members 42 a and 42 b to form a closed polygon. Each member 42 c and 42 d is slightly curved inwardly towards the center of the frame 42, and are either formed integrally with the members 42 a and 42 b or are connected to the latter members in any conventional manner.
  • [0023]
    An outer layer 46 of a relatively flexible and soft material, such as silicone, is disposed around the outer surfaces of the frame 42. The layer 46 has a substantially constant thickness so that the portions 46 a and 46 b of the layer 46 that extend over the curved members 42 c and 42 d, respectively, are also curved. The layer 46 can be molded in place around the frame, and since this molding technique is conventional, it will not be described in detail.
  • [0024]
    When the device 40 is implanted between the spinous processes 22 of the vertebrae V4 and V5 as shown in FIG. 4, the processes extend in the corresponding curved portions 46 a and 46 b of the device. The relative stiff frame 42 adds compressive strength and durability to the device 40, while the dimensions and shape of the members 42 a-42 d making up the frame 42 impart a resilience, or spring-like quality, to the frame thus providing excellent shock absorption. The relatively flexible and soft layer 46 readily conforms to the processes 22 and provides additional shock absorption.
  • [0025]
    A prosthetic device according to an alternate embodiment is shown, in general, by the reference numeral 50 in FIG. 6A. The device 50 includes an inner, hollow, endoskeleton, or frame, 52 of a relatively stiff and hard material, such as metal, disposed within an over mold 56 of a relatively flexible and soft material, such as silicone.
  • [0026]
    The frame 52 is better shown in FIG. 6B and is formed by two parallel members 52 a and 52 b each of which is bent, or curved, in three places to form a substantially M-shaped cross section. Two spaced, parallel, cross-bars 52 c and 52 d extend perpendicular to, and between, the corresponding ends of the members 52 a and 52 b, and two spaced, parallel, cross-bars 52 e and 52 f also extend perpendicular to, and between, corresponding curved portions of the latter members. The cross-bars 52 c, 52 d, 52 e, and 52 f are either formed integrally with the members 52 a and 52 b, or are connected thereto in any conventional manner.
  • [0027]
    The over mold 56 is formed separately from the frame 52 and has an internal space 56 a that receives the frame 52. The upper and lower portions 56 b and 56 c of the over mold 56 are curved and engage the corresponding spinous processes 22 (FIG. 4) of the vertebrae V4 and V5 when the device 60 is inserted between the processes.
  • [0028]
    When the device 50 is implanted between the spinous processes 22 (FIG. 4) of the vertebrae V4 and V5, the processes extend in the curved portions 56 b and 56 c. Also, the relatively stiff frame 52 adds compressive strength and durability to the device 50, while providing excellent shock absorption. The relatively flexible and soft over mold 56 readily conforms to the processes 22 and also provides additional shock absorption.
  • [0029]
    A prosthetic device according to another alternate embodiment is shown, in general, by the reference numeral 60 in FIG. 7. The device 60 includes an inner core 62 having a generally rectangular cross-section and formed of a relatively stiff material, such as hard rubber or plastic.
  • [0030]
    An outer layer 66 of a relatively flexible and soft material, such as silicone, is molded around the core 62 in a conventional manner. The upper and lower portions 66 a and 66 b of the layer 66 are curved and engage the corresponding processes 22 (FIG. 4) of the vertebrae V4 and V5 when the device 60 is inserted between the processes.
  • [0031]
    The device 60 could be fabricated by a two-part molding process in which the inner core 62 is initially molded of a relatively stiff, hard rubber or hard plastic. The outer layer 66, of the relatively flexible and soft material, would then be molded over the core 62.
  • [0032]
    When the device 60 is implanted between the processes 22 of die vertebrae V4 and V5 in the manner described above, the relatively stiff and hard material of the core 62 provides compressive strength and durability, while the flexible and soft layer 66 readily conforms to the processes 22 and also provides additional shock absorption.
  • Variations
  • [0033]
    It is understood that variations may be made in the foregoing without departing from the invention and examples of some variations are as follows:
  • [0034]
    A core, similar to the core 62 of the embodiment of FIG. 7, but of a different shape, can be provided in the frames 42 and/or 52.
  • [0035]
    The devices of the above embodiments can be implanted between body portions other than processes of vertebrae.
  • [0036]
    The devices of the above embodiments can be inserted between two vertebrae following a corpectomy in which at least one vertebra has been removed.
  • [0037]
    The frames 42 and 52, and the core 62, may vary in shape, size, composition, and physical properties.
  • [0038]
    The outer layers 46, 56, and 66 can be formed by any suitable flexible and soft material other than silicone, can take shapes that are different than those described above, and can be secured over the frames 42 and 52, and the core 62 other than by molding.
  • [0039]
    Any spatial references made above, such as “under”, “over”, “between”, “upper”, “lower”, “top”, “bottom”, etc. are for the purpose of illustration only and do not limit the specific orientation or location of the structure described above.
  • [0040]
    The preceding specific embodiments are illustrative of the practice of the invention. It is to be understood, therefore, that other expedients known to those skilled in the art or disclosed herein, may be employed without departing from the invention or the scope of the appended claims, as detailed above. In the claims, means-plus-function clauses are intended to cover the structures described herein as performing the recited function and not only structural equivalents but also equivalent structures. Thus, although a nail and a screw may not be structural equivalents in that a nail employs a cylindrical surface to secure wooden parts together, whereas a screw employs a helical surface, in the environment of fastening wooden parts, a nail and a screw are equivalent structures.

Claims (7)

  1. 1. An interspinous prosthetic device for insertion between adjacent spinous processes, the device comprising:
    an inner member having upper and lower surfaces;
    a resiliently compressible cushion extending around at least the upper and lower surfaces of the inner member;
    wherein said cushion includes at least one outwardly facing concave surface for engaging one of the spinous processes;
    wherein the inner member is relatively stiff compared to the cushion.
  2. 2. The device of claim 1 wherein the cushion has two outwardly facing concave surfaces that face in generally opposite directions for engaging the two spinous processes respectively.
  3. 3. The device of claim 1 wherein the inner member includes first and second lateral sides extending generally perpendicular to the upper and lower surfaces and wherein the cushion is molded over the upper and lower surfaces and around first and second lateral sides of the inner member.
  4. 4. The device of claim 1 wherein the inner member comprises hard rubber or plastic.
  5. 5. The device of claim 1 wherein the cushion comprises silicone.
  6. 6. The device of claim 1 wherein the inner member includes a convex surface corresponding to the at least one outwardly facing concave surface; wherein the convex surface is in intimate contact with the cushion.
  7. 7. The device of claim 1 wherein the inner member is a solid core such that when the device is disposed between the spinous processes, a center of the core lies in a sagittal plane defined by the spinous processes.
US12581492 2005-03-31 2009-10-19 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same Abandoned US20100042150A1 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US11095214 US20060241757A1 (en) 2005-03-31 2005-03-31 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same
US12581492 US20100042150A1 (en) 2005-03-31 2009-10-19 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US12581492 US20100042150A1 (en) 2005-03-31 2009-10-19 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US20100042150A1 true true US20100042150A1 (en) 2010-02-18

Family

ID=37188052

Family Applications (2)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US11095214 Abandoned US20060241757A1 (en) 2005-03-31 2005-03-31 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same
US12581492 Abandoned US20100042150A1 (en) 2005-03-31 2009-10-19 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same

Family Applications Before (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US11095214 Abandoned US20060241757A1 (en) 2005-03-31 2005-03-31 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (2) US20060241757A1 (en)

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
RU2454946C1 (en) * 2011-03-23 2012-07-10 Федеральное государственное учреждение "Нижегородский научно-исследовательский институт травматологии и ортопедии" Министерства здравоохранения и социального развития Российской Федерации Method of surgical treatment of degenberative diseases of lumbar spine

Families Citing this family (131)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20080215058A1 (en) 1997-01-02 2008-09-04 Zucherman James F Spine distraction implant and method
US7201751B2 (en) 1997-01-02 2007-04-10 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Supplemental spine fixation device
US6068630A (en) 1997-01-02 2000-05-30 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Spine distraction implant
US20080086212A1 (en) 1997-01-02 2008-04-10 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Spine distraction implant
US20080021468A1 (en) 2002-10-29 2008-01-24 Zucherman James F Interspinous process implants and methods of use
US7549999B2 (en) 2003-05-22 2009-06-23 Kyphon Sarl Interspinous process distraction implant and method of implantation
US8070778B2 (en) 2003-05-22 2011-12-06 Kyphon Sarl Interspinous process implant with slide-in distraction piece and method of implantation
US8048117B2 (en) 2003-05-22 2011-11-01 Kyphon Sarl Interspinous process implant and method of implantation
US7717939B2 (en) 2004-03-31 2010-05-18 Depuy Spine, Inc. Rod attachment for head to head cross connector
US7645294B2 (en) 2004-03-31 2010-01-12 Depuy Spine, Inc. Head-to-head connector spinal fixation system
US7717938B2 (en) 2004-08-27 2010-05-18 Depuy Spine, Inc. Dual rod cross connectors and inserter tools
US7909853B2 (en) 2004-09-23 2011-03-22 Kyphon Sarl Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation
US8012209B2 (en) 2004-09-23 2011-09-06 Kyphon Sarl Interspinous process implant including a binder, binder aligner and method of implantation
US9023084B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2015-05-05 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for stabilizing the motion or adjusting the position of the spine
US8128662B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2012-03-06 Vertiflex, Inc. Minimally invasive tooling for delivery of interspinous spacer
US7763074B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2010-07-27 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US8277488B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2012-10-02 Vertiflex, Inc. Interspinous spacer
US8425559B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2013-04-23 Vertiflex, Inc. Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US9119680B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2015-09-01 Vertiflex, Inc. Interspinous spacer
US8152837B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2012-04-10 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US8409282B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2013-04-02 Vertiflex, Inc. Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US8123782B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2012-02-28 Vertiflex, Inc. Interspinous spacer
US9161783B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2015-10-20 Vertiflex, Inc. Interspinous spacer
US8167944B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2012-05-01 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
EP2219538A4 (en) 2004-12-06 2012-12-26 Vertiflex Inc Spacer insertion instrument
US8945183B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2015-02-03 Vertiflex, Inc. Interspinous process spacer instrument system with deployment indicator
US8613747B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2013-12-24 Vertiflex, Inc. Spacer insertion instrument
US8043335B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2011-10-25 Kyphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US7927354B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2011-04-19 Kyphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US8845726B2 (en) 2006-10-18 2014-09-30 Vertiflex, Inc. Dilator
US8317864B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2012-11-27 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US8273108B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2012-09-25 Vertiflex, Inc. Interspinous spacer
US8123807B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2012-02-28 Vertiflex, Inc. Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US8012207B2 (en) 2004-10-20 2011-09-06 Vertiflex, Inc. Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US9055981B2 (en) 2004-10-25 2015-06-16 Lanx, Inc. Spinal implants and methods
US7988709B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2011-08-02 Kyphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US7993342B2 (en) * 2005-02-17 2011-08-09 Kyphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US8007521B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2011-08-30 Kyphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US8097018B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2012-01-17 Kyphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US8057513B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2011-11-15 Kyphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US8038698B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2011-10-18 Kphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US8100943B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2012-01-24 Kyphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US20070276493A1 (en) 2005-02-17 2007-11-29 Malandain Hugues F Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US8034080B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2011-10-11 Kyphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US7998174B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2011-08-16 Kyphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US8029567B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2011-10-04 Kyphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US8096994B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2012-01-17 Kyphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US8096995B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2012-01-17 Kyphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US8157841B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2012-04-17 Kyphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US8147548B2 (en) 2005-03-21 2012-04-03 Kyphon Sarl Interspinous process implant having a thread-shaped wing and method of implantation
US7749252B2 (en) 2005-03-21 2010-07-06 Kyphon Sarl Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation
US8066742B2 (en) 2005-03-31 2011-11-29 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same
US7862590B2 (en) * 2005-04-08 2011-01-04 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Interspinous process spacer
US8034079B2 (en) 2005-04-12 2011-10-11 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Implants and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment
US7959652B2 (en) 2005-04-18 2011-06-14 Kyphon Sarl Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation
US7666208B1 (en) * 2005-04-29 2010-02-23 Asfora Ip, Llc Posterior cervical vertebral stabilizing system
US7727233B2 (en) 2005-04-29 2010-06-01 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Spinous process stabilization devices and methods
FR2887434B1 (en) 2005-06-28 2008-03-28 Jean Taylor Surgical treatment equipment two vertebrae
US7879074B2 (en) 2005-09-27 2011-02-01 Depuy Spine, Inc. Posterior dynamic stabilization systems and methods
US8357181B2 (en) 2005-10-27 2013-01-22 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same
US7862591B2 (en) * 2005-11-10 2011-01-04 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same
US8083795B2 (en) 2006-01-18 2011-12-27 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same
US7837711B2 (en) 2006-01-27 2010-11-23 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Artificial spinous process for the sacrum and methods of use
US8262698B2 (en) 2006-03-16 2012-09-11 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same
US8118844B2 (en) 2006-04-24 2012-02-21 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same
US20070270823A1 (en) 2006-04-28 2007-11-22 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Multi-chamber expandable interspinous process brace
US8105357B2 (en) 2006-04-28 2012-01-31 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Interspinous process brace
US8252031B2 (en) 2006-04-28 2012-08-28 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Molding device for an expandable interspinous process implant
US8048118B2 (en) 2006-04-28 2011-11-01 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Adjustable interspinous process brace
US8172882B2 (en) 2006-06-14 2012-05-08 Spartek Medical, Inc. Implant system and method to treat degenerative disorders of the spine
US8048119B2 (en) 2006-07-20 2011-11-01 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Apparatus for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same
US20080086115A1 (en) 2006-09-07 2008-04-10 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Intercostal spacer device and method for use in correcting a spinal deformity
DE102006046330A1 (en) * 2006-09-28 2008-04-03 Bayer Materialscience Ag Polycarbonates and copolycarbonates with improved metal adhesion
US8097019B2 (en) 2006-10-24 2012-01-17 Kyphon Sarl Systems and methods for in situ assembly of an interspinous process distraction implant
FR2908035B1 (en) * 2006-11-08 2009-05-01 Jean Taylor interspinous implant
US8361117B2 (en) 2006-11-08 2013-01-29 Depuy Spine, Inc. Spinal cross connectors
US7879104B2 (en) 2006-11-15 2011-02-01 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Spinal implant system
US7955392B2 (en) 2006-12-14 2011-06-07 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Interspinous process devices and methods
US20080167686A1 (en) * 2007-01-05 2008-07-10 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Non-Rigid Intervertebral Spacers
US8241330B2 (en) 2007-01-11 2012-08-14 Lanx, Inc. Spinous process implants and associated methods
US9265532B2 (en) 2007-01-11 2016-02-23 Lanx, Inc. Interspinous implants and methods
WO2008106140A3 (en) 2007-02-26 2008-11-20 M Samy Abdou Spinal stabilization systems and methods of use
CA2684461C (en) 2007-04-16 2015-06-30 Vertiflex Inc. Interspinous spacer
US8840646B2 (en) * 2007-05-10 2014-09-23 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Spinous process implants and methods
US20080294199A1 (en) * 2007-05-25 2008-11-27 Andrew Kohm Spinous process implants and methods of using the same
US8070779B2 (en) * 2007-06-04 2011-12-06 K2M, Inc. Percutaneous interspinous process device and method
US8083775B2 (en) 2008-02-26 2011-12-27 Spartek Medical, Inc. Load-sharing bone anchor having a natural center of rotation and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine
US8333792B2 (en) 2008-02-26 2012-12-18 Spartek Medical, Inc. Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine
US8211155B2 (en) 2008-02-26 2012-07-03 Spartek Medical, Inc. Load-sharing bone anchor having a durable compliant member and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine
US8057515B2 (en) 2008-02-26 2011-11-15 Spartek Medical, Inc. Load-sharing anchor having a deflectable post and centering spring and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine
US8114134B2 (en) 2007-06-05 2012-02-14 Spartek Medical, Inc. Spinal prosthesis having a three bar linkage for motion preservation and dynamic stabilization of the spine
US7993372B2 (en) 2007-06-05 2011-08-09 Spartek Medical, Inc. Dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system with a shielded deflection rod system and method
US7985243B2 (en) 2007-06-05 2011-07-26 Spartek Medical, Inc. Deflection rod system with mount for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method
US8021396B2 (en) 2007-06-05 2011-09-20 Spartek Medical, Inc. Configurable dynamic spinal rod and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine
US8267979B2 (en) 2008-02-26 2012-09-18 Spartek Medical, Inc. Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post and axial spring and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine
US8092501B2 (en) 2007-06-05 2012-01-10 Spartek Medical, Inc. Dynamic spinal rod and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine
US8016861B2 (en) 2008-02-26 2011-09-13 Spartek Medical, Inc. Versatile polyaxial connector assembly and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine
US8337536B2 (en) 2008-02-26 2012-12-25 Spartek Medical, Inc. Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post with a compliant ring and method for stabilization of the spine
US20100030224A1 (en) 2008-02-26 2010-02-04 Spartek Medical, Inc. Surgical tool and method for connecting a dynamic bone anchor and dynamic vertical rod
US8083772B2 (en) 2007-06-05 2011-12-27 Spartek Medical, Inc. Dynamic spinal rod assembly and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine
US8048115B2 (en) 2007-06-05 2011-11-01 Spartek Medical, Inc. Surgical tool and method for implantation of a dynamic bone anchor
US8298267B2 (en) 2007-06-05 2012-10-30 Spartek Medical, Inc. Spine implant with a deflection rod system including a deflection limiting shield associated with a bone screw and method
US8105356B2 (en) 2007-06-05 2012-01-31 Spartek Medical, Inc. Bone anchor with a curved mounting element for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method
US8097024B2 (en) 2008-02-26 2012-01-17 Spartek Medical, Inc. Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post and method for stabilization of the spine
CA2711955C (en) 2008-01-15 2016-05-17 Vertiflex, Inc. Interspinous spacer
US20090198338A1 (en) 2008-02-04 2009-08-06 Phan Christopher U Medical implants and methods
US8114136B2 (en) 2008-03-18 2012-02-14 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Implants and methods for inter-spinous process dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment
US8623056B2 (en) * 2008-10-23 2014-01-07 Linares Medical Devices, Llc Support insert associated with spinal vertebrae
US8114131B2 (en) 2008-11-05 2012-02-14 Kyphon Sarl Extension limiting devices and methods of use for the spine
WO2011069000A3 (en) 2009-12-02 2011-10-20 Spartek Medical, Inc. Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod
US8114135B2 (en) 2009-01-16 2012-02-14 Kyphon Sarl Adjustable surgical cables and methods for treating spinal stenosis
CN102448392A (en) 2009-03-31 2012-05-09 兰克斯股份有限公司 Spinous process implants and associated methods
WO2010120333A1 (en) * 2009-04-13 2010-10-21 Rlt Healthcare, Llc Interspinous spacer and facet joint fixation device
US8372117B2 (en) 2009-06-05 2013-02-12 Kyphon Sarl Multi-level interspinous implants and methods of use
US8157842B2 (en) 2009-06-12 2012-04-17 Kyphon Sarl Interspinous implant and methods of use
US8771317B2 (en) 2009-10-28 2014-07-08 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Interspinous process implant and method of implantation
US8740948B2 (en) 2009-12-15 2014-06-03 Vertiflex, Inc. Spinal spacer for cervical and other vertebra, and associated systems and methods
US8317831B2 (en) 2010-01-13 2012-11-27 Kyphon Sarl Interspinous process spacer diagnostic balloon catheter and methods of use
US8114132B2 (en) 2010-01-13 2012-02-14 Kyphon Sarl Dynamic interspinous process device
US8147526B2 (en) 2010-02-26 2012-04-03 Kyphon Sarl Interspinous process spacer diagnostic parallel balloon catheter and methods of use
US20110307018A1 (en) 2010-06-10 2011-12-15 Spartek Medical, Inc. Adaptive spinal rod and methods for stabilization of the spine
US8814908B2 (en) 2010-07-26 2014-08-26 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Injectable flexible interspinous process device system
US8562650B2 (en) 2011-03-01 2013-10-22 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Percutaneous spinous process fusion plate assembly and method
CN102697544A (en) * 2011-03-28 2012-10-03 上海微创骨科医疗科技有限公司 Interspinous dynamic stabilizing device
US8591548B2 (en) 2011-03-31 2013-11-26 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Spinous process fusion plate assembly
US8591549B2 (en) 2011-04-08 2013-11-26 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Variable durometer lumbar-sacral implant
FR2978343B1 (en) * 2011-07-25 2013-08-23 Medicrea International anchoring member for osteosynthesis material vertebral
EP2606860B1 (en) * 2011-12-22 2016-07-20 Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG Expandable intervertebral implant
US8430916B1 (en) 2012-02-07 2013-04-30 Spartek Medical, Inc. Spinal rod connectors, methods of use, and spinal prosthesis incorporating spinal rod connectors
US9675303B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2017-06-13 Vertiflex, Inc. Visualization systems, instruments and methods of using the same in spinal decompression procedures
US9510872B2 (en) * 2013-03-15 2016-12-06 Jcbd, Llc Spinal stabilization system

Citations (97)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2077804A (en) * 1936-05-19 1937-04-20 Morrison Gordon Monroe Device for treating fractures of the neck of the femur
US2677369A (en) * 1952-03-26 1954-05-04 Fred L Knowles Apparatus for treatment of the spinal column
US3648691A (en) * 1970-02-24 1972-03-14 Univ Colorado State Res Found Method of applying vertebral appliance
US4011602A (en) * 1975-10-06 1977-03-15 Battelle Memorial Institute Porous expandable device for attachment to bone tissue
US4257409A (en) * 1978-04-14 1981-03-24 Kazimierz Bacal Device for treatment of spinal curvature
US4573454A (en) * 1984-05-17 1986-03-04 Hoffman Gregory A Spinal fixation apparatus
US4599086A (en) * 1985-06-07 1986-07-08 Doty James R Spine stabilization device and method
US4604995A (en) * 1984-03-30 1986-08-12 Stephens David C Spinal stabilizer
US4657550A (en) * 1984-12-21 1987-04-14 Daher Youssef H Buttressing device usable in a vertebral prosthesis
US4686970A (en) * 1983-12-15 1987-08-18 A. W. Showell (Surgicraft) Limited Devices for spinal fixation
US4827918A (en) * 1985-08-15 1989-05-09 Sven Olerud Fixing instrument for use in spinal surgery
US4931055A (en) * 1986-05-30 1990-06-05 John Bumpus Distraction rods
US5011484A (en) * 1987-11-16 1991-04-30 Breard Francis H Surgical implant for restricting the relative movement of vertebrae
US5092866A (en) * 1989-02-03 1992-03-03 Breard Francis H Flexible inter-vertebral stabilizer as well as process and apparatus for determining or verifying its tension before installation on the spinal column
US5098433A (en) * 1989-04-12 1992-03-24 Yosef Freedland Winged compression bolt orthopedic fastener
US5201734A (en) * 1988-12-21 1993-04-13 Zimmer, Inc. Spinal locking sleeve assembly
US5306275A (en) * 1992-12-31 1994-04-26 Bryan Donald W Lumbar spine fixation apparatus and method
US5390683A (en) * 1991-02-22 1995-02-21 Pisharodi; Madhavan Spinal implantation methods utilizing a middle expandable implant
US5395370A (en) * 1991-10-18 1995-03-07 Pina Vertriebs Ag Vertebral compression clamp for surgical repair to damage to the spine
US5415661A (en) * 1993-03-24 1995-05-16 University Of Miami Implantable spinal assist device
US5437672A (en) * 1992-11-12 1995-08-01 Alleyne; Neville Spinal cord protection device
US5496318A (en) * 1993-01-08 1996-03-05 Advanced Spine Fixation Systems, Inc. Interspinous segmental spine fixation device
US5518498A (en) * 1992-10-09 1996-05-21 Angiomed Ag Stent set
US5609634A (en) * 1992-07-07 1997-03-11 Voydeville; Gilles Intervertebral prosthesis making possible rotatory stabilization and flexion/extension stabilization
US5609635A (en) * 1988-06-28 1997-03-11 Michelson; Gary K. Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants
US5628756A (en) * 1993-01-06 1997-05-13 Smith & Nephew Richards Inc. Knotted cable attachment apparatus formed of braided polymeric fibers
US5645599A (en) * 1994-07-26 1997-07-08 Fixano Interspinal vertebral implant
US5707390A (en) * 1990-03-02 1998-01-13 General Surgical Innovations, Inc. Arthroscopic retractors
US5716416A (en) * 1996-09-10 1998-02-10 Lin; Chih-I Artificial intervertebral disk and method for implanting the same
US5746762A (en) * 1996-06-24 1998-05-05 Bass; Lawrence S. Device and method for surgical flap dissection
US5755797A (en) * 1993-04-21 1998-05-26 Sulzer Medizinaltechnik Ag Intervertebral prosthesis and a process for implanting such a prosthesis
US5860977A (en) * 1997-01-02 1999-01-19 Saint Francis Medical Technologies, Llc Spine distraction implant and method
US6048342A (en) * 1997-01-02 2000-04-11 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Spine distraction implant
US6068630A (en) * 1997-01-02 2000-05-30 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Spine distraction implant
US6190414B1 (en) * 1996-10-31 2001-02-20 Surgical Dynamics Inc. Apparatus for fusion of adjacent bone structures
US6214050B1 (en) * 1999-05-11 2001-04-10 Donald R. Huene Expandable implant for inter-bone stabilization and adapted to extrude osteogenic material, and a method of stabilizing bones while extruding osteogenic material
US6336930B1 (en) * 2000-03-07 2002-01-08 Zimmer, Inc. Polymer filled bone plate
US6348053B1 (en) * 1996-11-12 2002-02-19 Triage Medical, Inc. Bone fixation device
US6352537B1 (en) * 1998-09-17 2002-03-05 Electro-Biology, Inc. Method and apparatus for spinal fixation
US6364883B1 (en) * 2001-02-23 2002-04-02 Albert N. Santilli Spinous process clamp for spinal fusion and method of operation
US6375682B1 (en) * 2001-08-06 2002-04-23 Lewis W. Fleischmann Collapsible, rotatable and expandable spinal hydraulic prosthetic device
US6402751B1 (en) * 1995-06-06 2002-06-11 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Device for linking adjacent rods in spinal instrumentation
US6402750B1 (en) * 2000-04-04 2002-06-11 Spinlabs, Llc Devices and methods for the treatment of spinal disorders
US6419704B1 (en) * 1999-10-08 2002-07-16 Bret Ferree Artificial intervertebral disc replacement methods and apparatus
US6520991B2 (en) * 1999-05-11 2003-02-18 Donald R. Huene Expandable implant for inter-vertebral stabilization, and a method of stabilizing vertebrae
US6554833B2 (en) * 1998-10-26 2003-04-29 Expanding Orthopedics, Inc. Expandable orthopedic device
US6582433B2 (en) * 2001-04-09 2003-06-24 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Spine fixation device and method
US6582467B1 (en) * 2000-10-31 2003-06-24 Vertelink Corporation Expandable fusion cage
US6592585B2 (en) * 1998-07-06 2003-07-15 Solco Surgical Instruments Co., Ltd. Spine fixing apparatus
US6685742B1 (en) * 2002-11-12 2004-02-03 Roger P. Jackson Articulated anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system
US6695842B2 (en) * 1997-10-27 2004-02-24 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method
US6709435B2 (en) * 2002-03-20 2004-03-23 A-Spine Holding Group Corp. Three-hooked device for fixing spinal column
US6723126B1 (en) * 2002-11-01 2004-04-20 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Laterally expandable cage
US6730126B2 (en) * 2000-11-13 2004-05-04 Frank H. Boehm, Jr. Device and method for lumbar interbody fusion
US6733534B2 (en) * 2002-01-29 2004-05-11 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. System and method for spine spacing
US6736818B2 (en) * 1999-11-11 2004-05-18 Synthes (U.S.A.) Radially expandable intramedullary nail
US20040097931A1 (en) * 2002-10-29 2004-05-20 Steve Mitchell Interspinous process and sacrum implant and method
US6758863B2 (en) * 2000-10-25 2004-07-06 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Vertically expanding intervertebral body fusion device
US20040133204A1 (en) * 2001-01-27 2004-07-08 Davies John Bruce Clayfield Expandable bone nails
US6761720B1 (en) * 1999-10-15 2004-07-13 Spine Next Intervertebral implant
US20050010293A1 (en) * 2003-05-22 2005-01-13 Zucherman James F. Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation
US20050102028A1 (en) * 2003-11-07 2005-05-12 Uri Arnin Spinal prostheses
US6905512B2 (en) * 1998-12-14 2005-06-14 Phoenix Biomedical Corporation System for stabilizing the vertebral column including deployment instruments and variable expansion inserts therefore
US20050165398A1 (en) * 2004-01-26 2005-07-28 Reiley Mark A. Percutaneous spine distraction implant systems and methods
US6981975B2 (en) * 2002-02-02 2006-01-03 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Method for inserting a spinal fusion implant having deployable bone engaging projections
US20060004455A1 (en) * 2004-06-09 2006-01-05 Alain Leonard Methods and apparatuses for bone restoration
US20060004447A1 (en) * 2004-06-30 2006-01-05 Depuy Spine, Inc. Adjustable posterior spinal column positioner
US20060015181A1 (en) * 2004-07-19 2006-01-19 Biomet Merck France (50% Interest) Interspinous vertebral implant
US20060064165A1 (en) * 2004-09-23 2006-03-23 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation
US20060085074A1 (en) * 2004-10-18 2006-04-20 Kamshad Raiszadeh Medical device systems for the spine
US20060085070A1 (en) * 2004-10-20 2006-04-20 Vertiflex, Inc. Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US20060084985A1 (en) * 2004-10-20 2006-04-20 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US20060084983A1 (en) * 2004-10-20 2006-04-20 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US20060084988A1 (en) * 2004-10-20 2006-04-20 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US20060085069A1 (en) * 2004-10-20 2006-04-20 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US20060084987A1 (en) * 2004-10-20 2006-04-20 Kim Daniel H Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US20060089654A1 (en) * 2004-10-25 2006-04-27 Lins Robert E Interspinous distraction devices and associated methods of insertion
US20060089719A1 (en) * 2004-10-21 2006-04-27 Trieu Hai H In situ formation of intervertebral disc implants
US7041136B2 (en) * 2000-11-29 2006-05-09 Facet Solutions, Inc. Facet joint replacement
US20060106381A1 (en) * 2004-11-18 2006-05-18 Ferree Bret A Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis
US20060106397A1 (en) * 2004-10-25 2006-05-18 Lins Robert E Interspinous distraction devices and associated methods of insertion
US7048736B2 (en) * 2002-05-17 2006-05-23 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Device for fixation of spinous processes
US20060111728A1 (en) * 2004-10-05 2006-05-25 Abdou M S Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement
US20060116690A1 (en) * 2004-02-12 2006-06-01 Pagano Paul J Surgical instrumentation and method for treatment of a spinal structure
US20060122620A1 (en) * 2004-10-20 2006-06-08 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for stabilizing the motion or adjusting the position of the spine
US20060136060A1 (en) * 2002-09-10 2006-06-22 Jean Taylor Posterior vertebral support assembly
US7081120B2 (en) * 1999-04-26 2006-07-25 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Instrumentation and method for delivering an implant into a vertebral space
US7163558B2 (en) * 2001-11-30 2007-01-16 Abbott Spine Intervertebral implant with elastically deformable wedge
US20070043362A1 (en) * 2005-02-17 2007-02-22 Malandain Hugues F Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US7201751B2 (en) * 1997-01-02 2007-04-10 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Supplemental spine fixation device
US7217293B2 (en) * 2003-11-21 2007-05-15 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Expandable spinal implant
US7238204B2 (en) * 2000-07-12 2007-07-03 Abbott Spine Shock-absorbing intervertebral implant
US20070151116A1 (en) * 2005-07-12 2007-07-05 Malandain Hugues F Measurement instrument for percutaneous surgery
US20070162000A1 (en) * 2005-11-22 2007-07-12 Richard Perkins Adjustable spinous process spacer device and method of treating spinal stenosis
US20080058934A1 (en) * 2005-02-17 2008-03-06 Malandain Hugues F Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US7377942B2 (en) * 2003-08-06 2008-05-27 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Posterior elements motion restoring device
US20080161818A1 (en) * 2005-02-08 2008-07-03 Henning Kloss Spinous Process Distractor

Family Cites Families (41)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4554914A (en) * 1983-10-04 1985-11-26 Kapp John P Prosthetic vertebral body
US4731088A (en) * 1986-06-02 1988-03-15 Boehringer Mannheim Corp Enclosure member for prosthetic joint
GB8825909D0 (en) * 1988-11-04 1988-12-07 Showell A W Sugicraft Ltd Pedicle engaging means
US5092889A (en) * 1989-04-14 1992-03-03 Campbell Robert M Jr Expandable vertical prosthetic rib
US5047055A (en) * 1990-12-21 1991-09-10 Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc. Hydrogel intervertebral disc nucleus
US5360430A (en) * 1993-07-29 1994-11-01 Lin Chih I Intervertebral locking device
US5454812A (en) * 1993-11-12 1995-10-03 Lin; Chih-I Spinal clamping device having multiple distance adjusting strands
US6226944B1 (en) * 1994-03-25 2001-05-08 Mouchel Consulting Limited Reinforced structural member
FR2721501B1 (en) * 1994-06-24 1996-08-23 Fairant Paulette Prosthetic vertebral facet joints.
DE69522060D1 (en) * 1994-09-08 2001-09-13 Stryker Technologies Corp Spinal disc nucleus of hydrogel
US6022376A (en) * 1997-06-06 2000-02-08 Raymedica, Inc. Percutaneous prosthetic spinal disc nucleus and method of manufacture
DE69532856D1 (en) * 1994-10-17 2004-05-13 Raymedica Inc Intervertebral prosthetic spinal disc nucleus
FR2728159B1 (en) * 1994-12-16 1997-06-27 Tornier Sa A disk prosthesis elastic
US5690649A (en) * 1995-12-05 1997-11-25 Li Medical Technologies, Inc. Anchor and anchor installation tool and method
US5810815A (en) * 1996-09-20 1998-09-22 Morales; Jose A. Surgical apparatus for use in the treatment of spinal deformities
US5836948A (en) * 1997-01-02 1998-11-17 Saint Francis Medical Technologies, Llc Spine distraction implant and method
US6451019B1 (en) * 1998-10-20 2002-09-17 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Supplemental spine fixation device and method
US20020143331A1 (en) * 1998-10-20 2002-10-03 Zucherman James F. Inter-spinous process implant and method with deformable spacer
FR2774581B1 (en) * 1998-02-10 2000-08-11 Dimso Sa interspinous stabilizer fix has thorny processes of two vertebrae
FR2775183B1 (en) * 1998-02-20 2000-08-04 Jean Taylor Inter-thorny Prothese
US6293949B1 (en) * 2000-03-01 2001-09-25 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method
US6645207B2 (en) * 2000-05-08 2003-11-11 Robert A. Dixon Method and apparatus for dynamized spinal stabilization
FR2818530B1 (en) * 2000-12-22 2003-10-31 Spine Next Sa Intervertebral implant has deformable wedge
FR2822051B1 (en) * 2001-03-13 2004-02-27 Spine Next Sa Intervertebral implant is self-locking fastener
FR2828398B1 (en) * 2001-08-08 2003-09-19 Jean Taylor vertebrae stabilization assembly
CN1271974C (en) * 2001-08-20 2006-08-30 库尔斯恩蒂斯股份公司 Interspinal prosthesis
JP3708883B2 (en) * 2002-02-08 2005-10-19 昭和医科工業株式会社 Vertebral body distance retainer
US20030220643A1 (en) * 2002-05-24 2003-11-27 Ferree Bret A. Devices to prevent spinal extension
US7306628B2 (en) * 2002-10-29 2007-12-11 St. Francis Medical Technologies Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer
FR2851154B1 (en) * 2003-02-19 2006-07-07 Sdgi Holding Inc interspinous device for braking the movements of two successive vertebrae, and method of manufacturing a cushion being destined to him
US20060271044A1 (en) * 2003-03-28 2006-11-30 Piero Petrini Interlaminar vertebral prosthesis
US8636802B2 (en) * 2004-03-06 2014-01-28 DePuy Synthes Products, LLC Dynamized interspinal implant
US7763073B2 (en) * 2004-03-09 2010-07-27 Depuy Spine, Inc. Posterior process dynamic spacer
US7507241B2 (en) * 2004-04-05 2009-03-24 Expanding Orthopedics Inc. Expandable bone device
US7585316B2 (en) * 2004-05-21 2009-09-08 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Interspinous spacer
US20060195102A1 (en) * 2005-02-17 2006-08-31 Malandain Hugues F Apparatus and method for treatment of spinal conditions
US8038698B2 (en) * 2005-02-17 2011-10-18 Kphon Sarl Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US20060184248A1 (en) * 2005-02-17 2006-08-17 Edidin Avram A Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US7749252B2 (en) * 2005-03-21 2010-07-06 Kyphon Sarl Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation
US8066742B2 (en) * 2005-03-31 2011-11-29 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same
US7837688B2 (en) * 2005-06-13 2010-11-23 Globus Medical Spinous process spacer

Patent Citations (99)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2077804A (en) * 1936-05-19 1937-04-20 Morrison Gordon Monroe Device for treating fractures of the neck of the femur
US2677369A (en) * 1952-03-26 1954-05-04 Fred L Knowles Apparatus for treatment of the spinal column
US3648691A (en) * 1970-02-24 1972-03-14 Univ Colorado State Res Found Method of applying vertebral appliance
US4011602A (en) * 1975-10-06 1977-03-15 Battelle Memorial Institute Porous expandable device for attachment to bone tissue
US4257409A (en) * 1978-04-14 1981-03-24 Kazimierz Bacal Device for treatment of spinal curvature
US4686970A (en) * 1983-12-15 1987-08-18 A. W. Showell (Surgicraft) Limited Devices for spinal fixation
US4604995A (en) * 1984-03-30 1986-08-12 Stephens David C Spinal stabilizer
US4573454A (en) * 1984-05-17 1986-03-04 Hoffman Gregory A Spinal fixation apparatus
US4657550A (en) * 1984-12-21 1987-04-14 Daher Youssef H Buttressing device usable in a vertebral prosthesis
US4599086A (en) * 1985-06-07 1986-07-08 Doty James R Spine stabilization device and method
US4827918A (en) * 1985-08-15 1989-05-09 Sven Olerud Fixing instrument for use in spinal surgery
US4931055A (en) * 1986-05-30 1990-06-05 John Bumpus Distraction rods
US5011484A (en) * 1987-11-16 1991-04-30 Breard Francis H Surgical implant for restricting the relative movement of vertebrae
US5609635A (en) * 1988-06-28 1997-03-11 Michelson; Gary K. Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants
US5201734A (en) * 1988-12-21 1993-04-13 Zimmer, Inc. Spinal locking sleeve assembly
US5092866A (en) * 1989-02-03 1992-03-03 Breard Francis H Flexible inter-vertebral stabilizer as well as process and apparatus for determining or verifying its tension before installation on the spinal column
US5098433A (en) * 1989-04-12 1992-03-24 Yosef Freedland Winged compression bolt orthopedic fastener
US5707390A (en) * 1990-03-02 1998-01-13 General Surgical Innovations, Inc. Arthroscopic retractors
US5390683A (en) * 1991-02-22 1995-02-21 Pisharodi; Madhavan Spinal implantation methods utilizing a middle expandable implant
US5395370A (en) * 1991-10-18 1995-03-07 Pina Vertriebs Ag Vertebral compression clamp for surgical repair to damage to the spine
US5609634A (en) * 1992-07-07 1997-03-11 Voydeville; Gilles Intervertebral prosthesis making possible rotatory stabilization and flexion/extension stabilization
US5518498A (en) * 1992-10-09 1996-05-21 Angiomed Ag Stent set
US5437672A (en) * 1992-11-12 1995-08-01 Alleyne; Neville Spinal cord protection device
US5306275A (en) * 1992-12-31 1994-04-26 Bryan Donald W Lumbar spine fixation apparatus and method
US5628756A (en) * 1993-01-06 1997-05-13 Smith & Nephew Richards Inc. Knotted cable attachment apparatus formed of braided polymeric fibers
US5496318A (en) * 1993-01-08 1996-03-05 Advanced Spine Fixation Systems, Inc. Interspinous segmental spine fixation device
US5415661A (en) * 1993-03-24 1995-05-16 University Of Miami Implantable spinal assist device
US5755797A (en) * 1993-04-21 1998-05-26 Sulzer Medizinaltechnik Ag Intervertebral prosthesis and a process for implanting such a prosthesis
US5645599A (en) * 1994-07-26 1997-07-08 Fixano Interspinal vertebral implant
US6402751B1 (en) * 1995-06-06 2002-06-11 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Device for linking adjacent rods in spinal instrumentation
US5746762A (en) * 1996-06-24 1998-05-05 Bass; Lawrence S. Device and method for surgical flap dissection
US5716416A (en) * 1996-09-10 1998-02-10 Lin; Chih-I Artificial intervertebral disk and method for implanting the same
US6190414B1 (en) * 1996-10-31 2001-02-20 Surgical Dynamics Inc. Apparatus for fusion of adjacent bone structures
US6348053B1 (en) * 1996-11-12 2002-02-19 Triage Medical, Inc. Bone fixation device
US5860977A (en) * 1997-01-02 1999-01-19 Saint Francis Medical Technologies, Llc Spine distraction implant and method
US6048342A (en) * 1997-01-02 2000-04-11 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Spine distraction implant
US6068630A (en) * 1997-01-02 2000-05-30 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Spine distraction implant
US7201751B2 (en) * 1997-01-02 2007-04-10 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Supplemental spine fixation device
US6695842B2 (en) * 1997-10-27 2004-02-24 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method
US6592585B2 (en) * 1998-07-06 2003-07-15 Solco Surgical Instruments Co., Ltd. Spine fixing apparatus
US6352537B1 (en) * 1998-09-17 2002-03-05 Electro-Biology, Inc. Method and apparatus for spinal fixation
US6554833B2 (en) * 1998-10-26 2003-04-29 Expanding Orthopedics, Inc. Expandable orthopedic device
US6905512B2 (en) * 1998-12-14 2005-06-14 Phoenix Biomedical Corporation System for stabilizing the vertebral column including deployment instruments and variable expansion inserts therefore
US7081120B2 (en) * 1999-04-26 2006-07-25 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Instrumentation and method for delivering an implant into a vertebral space
US6214050B1 (en) * 1999-05-11 2001-04-10 Donald R. Huene Expandable implant for inter-bone stabilization and adapted to extrude osteogenic material, and a method of stabilizing bones while extruding osteogenic material
US6520991B2 (en) * 1999-05-11 2003-02-18 Donald R. Huene Expandable implant for inter-vertebral stabilization, and a method of stabilizing vertebrae
US6419704B1 (en) * 1999-10-08 2002-07-16 Bret Ferree Artificial intervertebral disc replacement methods and apparatus
US6761720B1 (en) * 1999-10-15 2004-07-13 Spine Next Intervertebral implant
US6736818B2 (en) * 1999-11-11 2004-05-18 Synthes (U.S.A.) Radially expandable intramedullary nail
US6336930B1 (en) * 2000-03-07 2002-01-08 Zimmer, Inc. Polymer filled bone plate
US6402750B1 (en) * 2000-04-04 2002-06-11 Spinlabs, Llc Devices and methods for the treatment of spinal disorders
US20050049708A1 (en) * 2000-04-04 2005-03-03 Atkinson Robert E. Devices and methods for the treatment of spinal disorders
US7238204B2 (en) * 2000-07-12 2007-07-03 Abbott Spine Shock-absorbing intervertebral implant
US6758863B2 (en) * 2000-10-25 2004-07-06 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Vertically expanding intervertebral body fusion device
US6582467B1 (en) * 2000-10-31 2003-06-24 Vertelink Corporation Expandable fusion cage
US6730126B2 (en) * 2000-11-13 2004-05-04 Frank H. Boehm, Jr. Device and method for lumbar interbody fusion
US7041136B2 (en) * 2000-11-29 2006-05-09 Facet Solutions, Inc. Facet joint replacement
US20040133204A1 (en) * 2001-01-27 2004-07-08 Davies John Bruce Clayfield Expandable bone nails
US6364883B1 (en) * 2001-02-23 2002-04-02 Albert N. Santilli Spinous process clamp for spinal fusion and method of operation
US6582433B2 (en) * 2001-04-09 2003-06-24 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Spine fixation device and method
US6375682B1 (en) * 2001-08-06 2002-04-23 Lewis W. Fleischmann Collapsible, rotatable and expandable spinal hydraulic prosthetic device
US7163558B2 (en) * 2001-11-30 2007-01-16 Abbott Spine Intervertebral implant with elastically deformable wedge
US6733534B2 (en) * 2002-01-29 2004-05-11 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. System and method for spine spacing
US6981975B2 (en) * 2002-02-02 2006-01-03 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Method for inserting a spinal fusion implant having deployable bone engaging projections
US6709435B2 (en) * 2002-03-20 2004-03-23 A-Spine Holding Group Corp. Three-hooked device for fixing spinal column
US7048736B2 (en) * 2002-05-17 2006-05-23 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Device for fixation of spinous processes
US20060136060A1 (en) * 2002-09-10 2006-06-22 Jean Taylor Posterior vertebral support assembly
US20040097931A1 (en) * 2002-10-29 2004-05-20 Steve Mitchell Interspinous process and sacrum implant and method
US6723126B1 (en) * 2002-11-01 2004-04-20 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Laterally expandable cage
US6685742B1 (en) * 2002-11-12 2004-02-03 Roger P. Jackson Articulated anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system
US20050010293A1 (en) * 2003-05-22 2005-01-13 Zucherman James F. Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation
US7377942B2 (en) * 2003-08-06 2008-05-27 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Posterior elements motion restoring device
US20050102028A1 (en) * 2003-11-07 2005-05-12 Uri Arnin Spinal prostheses
US7011685B2 (en) * 2003-11-07 2006-03-14 Impliant Ltd. Spinal prostheses
US7217293B2 (en) * 2003-11-21 2007-05-15 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Expandable spinal implant
US20050165398A1 (en) * 2004-01-26 2005-07-28 Reiley Mark A. Percutaneous spine distraction implant systems and methods
US20060116690A1 (en) * 2004-02-12 2006-06-01 Pagano Paul J Surgical instrumentation and method for treatment of a spinal structure
US20060004455A1 (en) * 2004-06-09 2006-01-05 Alain Leonard Methods and apparatuses for bone restoration
US20060004447A1 (en) * 2004-06-30 2006-01-05 Depuy Spine, Inc. Adjustable posterior spinal column positioner
US20060015181A1 (en) * 2004-07-19 2006-01-19 Biomet Merck France (50% Interest) Interspinous vertebral implant
US20060064165A1 (en) * 2004-09-23 2006-03-23 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation
US20060111728A1 (en) * 2004-10-05 2006-05-25 Abdou M S Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement
US20060085074A1 (en) * 2004-10-18 2006-04-20 Kamshad Raiszadeh Medical device systems for the spine
US20060085070A1 (en) * 2004-10-20 2006-04-20 Vertiflex, Inc. Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US20060084983A1 (en) * 2004-10-20 2006-04-20 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US20060084988A1 (en) * 2004-10-20 2006-04-20 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US20060122620A1 (en) * 2004-10-20 2006-06-08 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for stabilizing the motion or adjusting the position of the spine
US20060084987A1 (en) * 2004-10-20 2006-04-20 Kim Daniel H Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US20060085069A1 (en) * 2004-10-20 2006-04-20 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US20060084985A1 (en) * 2004-10-20 2006-04-20 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine
US20060089719A1 (en) * 2004-10-21 2006-04-27 Trieu Hai H In situ formation of intervertebral disc implants
US20060106397A1 (en) * 2004-10-25 2006-05-18 Lins Robert E Interspinous distraction devices and associated methods of insertion
US20060089654A1 (en) * 2004-10-25 2006-04-27 Lins Robert E Interspinous distraction devices and associated methods of insertion
US20060106381A1 (en) * 2004-11-18 2006-05-18 Ferree Bret A Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis
US20080161818A1 (en) * 2005-02-08 2008-07-03 Henning Kloss Spinous Process Distractor
US20080058934A1 (en) * 2005-02-17 2008-03-06 Malandain Hugues F Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US20070043362A1 (en) * 2005-02-17 2007-02-22 Malandain Hugues F Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
US20070151116A1 (en) * 2005-07-12 2007-07-05 Malandain Hugues F Measurement instrument for percutaneous surgery
US20070162000A1 (en) * 2005-11-22 2007-07-12 Richard Perkins Adjustable spinous process spacer device and method of treating spinal stenosis

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
RU2454946C1 (en) * 2011-03-23 2012-07-10 Федеральное государственное учреждение "Нижегородский научно-исследовательский институт травматологии и ортопедии" Министерства здравоохранения и социального развития Российской Федерации Method of surgical treatment of degenberative diseases of lumbar spine

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date Type
US20060241757A1 (en) 2006-10-26 application

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US6743257B2 (en) Dynamic implanted intervertebral spacer
US5209751A (en) Spinal fixation system
US6669730B2 (en) Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer having radially extending grooves
US6966929B2 (en) Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer
US7744630B2 (en) Facet repair and stabilization
US20070129729A1 (en) Dynamic linking element for a spinal attachment system, and spinal attachment system including said linking element
US20080215095A1 (en) Stabilization device for stabilizing bones of a vertebra and rod connector used therefor
US20070167947A1 (en) Spinal stabilization device
US7621940B2 (en) Rod-like element for application in spinal or trauma surgery, and stabilization device with such a rod-like element
US20090069849A1 (en) Dynamic screw system
US20100211105A1 (en) Telescopic Rod For Posterior Dynamic Stabilization
US20080306536A1 (en) Dynamic stabilization system
US20080009865A1 (en) Variable laminoplasty implant
US20020111687A1 (en) Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a belleville washer having radially extending grooves
US6345401B1 (en) Neck support pillow
US20090182429A1 (en) Total joint Replacement
US20070067036A1 (en) Hydrogel total disc prosthesis
US20070288014A1 (en) Spine treatment devices and methods
US7931676B2 (en) Vertebral stabilizer
US20040243239A1 (en) Vertebra stabilizing assembly
US20050288672A1 (en) Devices to prevent spinal extension
US20060167457A1 (en) Orthopedic fusion plate having both active and passive subsidence controlling features
US6669729B2 (en) Apparatus and method for the replacement of posterior vertebral elements
US5667507A (en) Compression locking variable length cross-link device for use with dual rod apparatus
US20040199254A1 (en) Vertebral cage device with modular fixation